Savannah Spooky Brooks

@slbrooks91

associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats 🐀 // she/her

Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · 6d

There’s something I want to chat about that relates to my #MSWL but also has to do with my own life experience and those of others. The aughts, when I was in high school, were a ripe time for bi erasure. The classic line was that being bi was the gateway drug to going full/on 1/?

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Nov 4

Bit of a slow month for outside-of-work choices, but October’s #readinglist included:
- What if a Fish (ARC)
- Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
- The Gravity of Us (ARC)
- Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

And let’s be real, they’re all #MSWL material.

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Oct 24

Glennon Doyle @GlennonDoyle

When this player's hijab started falling off to reveal her hair, her opponents gathered around to provide cover while she fixed it.
This is our mood today.
When one of us needs us: We stop. We huddle up. We protect each other.
I love the soccer. I love women.
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#MSWL everything about this. All the girl power in everything but especially in sports. And girls banding together instead of seeing each other as the enemy. I know HS And MS girls can be mean, but they can also be loving, supportive, and empowering, and that’s what I wanna see.

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Oct 11

I’m generally not a good fit for music books, that being said, I would LOVE an #ownvoices #YA that takes place in the world of #kpop #MSWL

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Sep 30

This was a bit of a lighter month, but I still got some solid titles down on my #readinglist:
- Swipe Right for Murder
- #Murdertrending*
- #Murderfunding
(Bit of a theme there, no?)
- The Weight of Our Sky*
- The Last True Poets of the Sea*
- Kiss Number 8*

*#MSWL

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Sep 27

Want to know my perennial (and yet also new! and improved!) #MSWL? Check it out here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sava…

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Sep 24

All right, y'all ready for my #MSWL Day collection of oddities? Cause it's coming at ya (all #YA and #MG):
- Recreational fighting, both combat and noncombat (MMA, kick/boxing, karate, fencing, weapon work, etc.)
- Girl gamers
1/?

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Sep 22

There’s no one right way to go through the stages of grief, and if we spent more time normalizing, say, taking a year and a half to get through anger (🙋🏻‍♀️), we’d feel less like people “fucked us up” and more like we’re having a universally human experience. So, yeah, #YA #MSWL.

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Sep 3

A few days late, and all the sweeter for it: Aug #readinglist:
- Me, Myself & Him
- Always Never Yours*
- This Book is Not Yet Rated*
- This is Not a Love Scene
- Destroy All Monsters*
- The Deceivers
- Impossible Music*
- Hello Girls*

*#MSWL - Got these as comps? I wanna see.

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Aug 31

Igbo Excellence @1ncognito___

I noticed African Architecture isn’t really showcased compared to Asian, European, Middle Eastern and Indian.

So here is a thread of African Architectural styles.

Starting with Nubian pic.twitter.com/3uEhg6uYCQ

#MSWL teen who wants to be an architect and does their senior showcase (and obviously a ton of research) on international architecture. Idc what the major plot arc is, I just want this to be one of the things.

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Aug 27

As we approach Sept, let me just publicly declare: I’m all onboard with the spooks. Murder mysteries, ghost stories, what have you. BUT. My main focus is still an engaging, funny voice and an examination of some kind of culture (geographic, hobby, sport, familial, etc.) 👻 #MSWL

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Aug 25

Just finished HELLO GIRLS, and hot damn, can I get a hard #MSWL for badass friends who give a biiiiig middle finger to the patriarchy and choose each other over everything else? A side of murdering abusive men is always welcome on this menu 🤷🏻‍♀️

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Aug 22

#MSWL: I want a #YA about a girl gamer. What’s it mean to prove your place there? SF element a lá READY PLAYER ONE is cool too (but not necessary).